Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009: The Year in Sleep Top 5

The Sleep Education Blog is counting down the Top 25 Posts of 2009. Over the past four days we took a look back at 20 of the blog posts that received the highest number of unique pageviews.

Today we’ll conclude with the Top Five Blog Posts of the year:

My Child Bangs His Head in Bed as He Sleeps (Feb. 1)
Sleep related rhythmic movement disorder is one of the most disturbing sleep disorders a parent can witness. But it is common and rarely harmful.

Sleep Stats & Facts for National Sleep Awareness Week (March 1)
The AASM provided some interesting facts and stats about sleep.

Can You Treat Sleep Apnea with Tongue and Throat Exercises? (May 11)
Will strengthening and toning the tongue and throat muscles prevent your airway from collapsing during sleep? A study from Brazil used an exercise regimen to put this theory to the test.

Regis Philbin’s Sleep Study Results: It’s Sleep Apnea (July 10)
For years talk show and game show host Regis Philbin has been complaining about his sleep problems on “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Finally he decided to spend the night at a sleep disorders center to find out what’s wrong. Watch the video clip to see how he did.

Morning Headaches & Sleep Apnea (Feb. 18)
A study confirmed that obstructive sleep apnea can be a headache. But treating sleep apnea with CPAP therapy helped eliminate morning headaches.

2009 provided us with a wide range of intriguing stories and studies about sleep. There will be plenty more to come in 2010.

The Sleep Education blog will continue to provide daily updates about sleep and sleep disorders from the AASM. You’ll find breaking news and results from the latest research.

Come back each day to learn more and to provide your own input by adding your comments to the daily discussion.

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